01.27.16 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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Got my gun permit yesterday, then went over to the local gun shop to get a small 9mm for home protection.

When I was ready to pay by credit card for the gun and bullets, the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.”

Making a mental note to complain to the NRA about the gun control wackos running amok, I did as she had instructed.

When the hysterical shrieking and alarms subsided, I found out she was referring to how I should place my credit card in the card reader.

I’ve been asked to shop elsewhere in the future.

They need to make their instructions to seniors a little clearer.

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angel Falls, Venezuela

With a plunge 15 times the height of Niagara Falls, Angel Falls streams from the tabletop mountain called Auyantepui. The site was named after Jimmy Angel, a U.S. aviator who was the first known person to fly over the falls. His ashes were scattered there in 1960. In addition to its undeniable beauty, you may notice that the area is similar to Paradise Falls from Disney’s Up, a clear inspiration for the movie

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THIS WEEK’S THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS!
Lencois Maranhenses, Brazi Meteora, Greece Waterfall Walkway in Thailand
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Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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01.20.16 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

Yes it is Thursday!  Hubby is in the hospital having had full knee replacement surgery so my days are a bit out of sorts!  Hope your Wednesday was wonderful and that you enjoy this post even though it is Thursday!11707423_10153475874064939_8527082869357112605_n

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THE GOOD OLD DAYS!

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Paro Taktsang, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang, Bhutan

Cave of the Crystals, Mexico

Located 980 feet below the Chihuahua Desert, this giant cave of crystals is home to the largest crystals discovered on Earth, the biggest being 39 feet long and 55 tons in weight. The cave is relatively unexplored, since the conditions of the atmosphere are tolerable for only 10 minutes or so (without proper equipment and protection).

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She’s Fighting For Her Life And Says It’s All Worth It Because Of THIS!

I Would Do It All Again

It’s impossible not to be inspired by the Christian country music duo Joey + Rory. Joey Feek has been the picture of courage and strength as she has battled cervical cancer for the past year and a half. While doctors have tried everything to heal her — from a radical hysterectomy to continued aggressive treatments — nothing has been able to stop the cancer. And as Joey’s time on this earth appears to be drawing to a close, the incredible couple continues to inspire with their unwavering faith in God’s plan.

Joey has returned to the picturesque, two-story farmhouse in Indiana, where she was raised, to spend her final days surrounded by the scenery of God’s glorious creation.

It’s there, amongst the foliage and cornfields, that Joey is kept as comfortable as possible by a morphine drip. It’s there, surrounded by loved ones, that the family embraces and waits, with Joey set up in the same room in which she gave birth to her youngest daughter, Indiana. She says it’s where “God gives and he taketh away.”

We often praise God during the good times. But when the storm comes, it takes true faith to continue with that praise. And the faith displayed by Joey and her family is a true inspiration.

In a touching and honest interview with The Tennessean, Joey opens up about her feelings towards God when she found out her cancer had returned:

“I wasn’t mad at him, I wasn’t upset. I was just greatly disappointed. I really thought we had it. . . But for whatever reason, it wasn’t enough, and God had different plans. I was disappointed. I was exhausted.

More than anything, I felt like I failed at something. I thought I did everything. But God decided for me that my job of singing for people down here is my legacy, and he needs me singing up there. That’s how I look at it.”

As humans, we often get upset when God doesn’t answer our prayers in the way we’ve expected. In cases like Joey’s, it’s completely understandable that we get disappointed and even angry. But it’s important to remember that even when God doesn’t give us specifically what we’ve requested — like healing — it doesn’t mean He’s not listening. And as we’re told in Psalm 30:5, while there may be weeping during the night, joy comes in the morning.

Understanding God’s plan is not always something we can do in this life. We don’t know why God brings miraculous healing to some and not others. But Joey recognizes that even though she has not yet received the healing for which we’ve all hoped and prayed, God has still provided her with many miracles.

In a statement to People, the couple acknowledges that the outpouring of love and prayers they have received is a miracle itself. But amidst Joey’s rapidly declining health, there’s a prayer God recently answered that she says makes all of the suffering worth it.

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01.13.16 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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Their Dog Was Missing For Days. But They Never Thought This Is How They Would Find Him.

That is the cutest thing I have ever read, the amount of love that the dog has for its companions is outstanding. A true lesson for all of us to take notes on.Brownie and Spotty were neighbor dogs who met every day to play together.

Like pairs of dogs you can find in most any neighborhood, these two loved each other and played together so often that they had worn a path through the grass of the field between their respective houses.

One evening, Brownie’s family noticed that Brownie hadn’t returned home. They went looking for him with no success. Brownie didn’t show up the next day, and, despite their efforts to find him, by the next week he was still missing.

Curiously, Spotty showed up at Brownie’s house alone, barking, whining, and generally pestering Brownie’s human family. Busy with their own lives, they just ignored the nervous little neighbor dog.

Finally, one morning Spotty refused to take “no” for an answer. Ted, Brownie’s owner, was steadily harassed by the furious, adamant little dog. Spotty followed Ted about, barking insistently, then darting back and forth to a nearby empty lot, as if to say, “Follow me! It’s urgent!”

Eventually, Ted followed the frantic Spotty across the empty lot, as Spotty paused to race back and bark encouragingly. The little dog led the man under a fence, past clumps of trees, to a desolate spot a half mile from the house.

There Ted found his beloved Brownie alive — one of his hind legs crushed in a steel leg-hold trap. Horrified, Ted wished he’d taken Spotty’s earlier appeals seriously.

Then Ted noticed something quite remarkable…

Spotty had done more than simply lead Brownie’s human to his trapped friend. In a circle around the injured dog, Ted found an array of dog food and table scraps, which were identified as the remains of every meal Spotty had been fed that week!

Spotty had been visiting Brownie regularly, in a single minded quest to keep his friend alive by sacrificing his own comfort! Spotty had stayed with Brownie to protect him from predators, snuggling with him at night to keep him warm and nuzzling him to keep his spirits up.

Brownie’s leg was treated by a veterinarian and he recovered.

For many years thereafter, the two families watched the faithful friends frolicking and chasing each other down that well-worn path between their houses.

The unconditional love dogs give is simply inspiring.

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She felt like doing her part to change the world, so she started by giving thanks for all the blessings in her life, rather than bemoaning all that was missing from it. Then she complimented her reflection in the mirror, instead of criticizing it as she usually did. Next she walked into her neighborhood and offered her smile to everyone she passed, whether or not they offered theirs to her. Each day she did these things, and soon they become habit. Each day she lived with more gratitude, more acceptance, more kindness. And sure enough, the world arund her began to change. Because she had decided so, she was singl

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THIS WEEK’S THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS

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Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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01.06.16 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

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1976313jq3cr7lsu0CARROTS, EGGS OR COFFEE? WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

Grandmother says… Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; “Which are you?”A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose. Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs andthe last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, “Tell me what do you see?”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft.She then asked her to take an egg and break it.

After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked. “What’s the point,grandmother?”

Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity–boiling water–but each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water.

“Which are you?” she asked her granddaughter.

“When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

Think of this: Which am I?

Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?

Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level?

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As we look forward to a new year, let’s take a minute to reflect on the comforting words of this poem. King George read the poem’s preamble, on that Christmas Eve in 1939, to reassure the people of England that their future was secure in the hand of God.

The poem’s wisdom was true for the English people on that Christmas Eve, because it has been true since the beginning of time. It is the truth of knowing that God is our only safe harbor and He will lead and direct our lives. It is a reminder to trust in Him alone, the One who is sovereign over all things and the only One who can light our path into the unknown of 2016.

God Knows

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

So heart be still:
What need our little life
Our human life to know,
If God hath comprehension?
In all the dizzy strife
Of things both high and low,
God hideth His intention.

God knows. His will
Is best. The stretch of years
Which wind ahead, so dim
To our imperfect vision,
Are clear to God. Our fears
Are premature; In Him,
All time hath full provision.

Then rest: until
God moves to lift the veil
From our impatient eyes,
When, as the sweeter features
Of Life’s stern face we hail,
Fair beyond all surmise
God’s thought around His creatures
Our mind shall fill.

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Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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